Chamard Vineyards is dedicated to producing fine wines from classic European wine grapes. A blend of time-honored wine making techniques and state of the art winery equipment are used to create world class wines. The main focus at Chamard is on Chardonnay, the most noble white wine grape variety in the world and the best variety that grows in the region. The vineyards spread across 40 acres of gently sloping fields along the southern Connecticut coast, just two miles from Long Island Sound.
The 20 acres of established vines include the varieties Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Chamard’s classic New England styled winery features finely crafted stonework using field stones from the property and wooden beams milled from trees harvested from the property. Chamard benefits from a unique micro-climate influenced greatly by Long Island Sound. Located two miles from the sound and six miles from the mouth of the Connecticut River, this maritime climate produces mild winter temperatures and a long, warm growing season. The rich, stony soil, gently sloping land and moderate climate provide an ideal environment for the growing of European wine grapes.
Our Farm Winery Bistro completes the Chamard experience by giving us the opportunity to pair classic french country dishes with with the French inspired wines made here on the farm. Sourcing ingredients locally is key to our mission of supporting Connecticut agriculture by celebrating our local gastronomy. As Chef Brad says, if if grows with it, it goes with it. Food and wine from the same region will no doubt be the best compliment to one another. Traditional bistro fare such as Onion Soup au Gratin, Croque Madam, Frisee Salad and Steak Frites are standard menu items as are cozy comfort foods like Baked Camembert, Cheese Fondue and Charcuterie to enjoy with a bottle of wine in the tasting room while listening to our Singer Songwriters Series Friday and Saturday evenings.